It is currently 20 Feb 2018, 15:28

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The journalistic practice of fabricating remarks after an

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Dec 2007
Posts: 448
The journalistic practice of fabricating remarks after an [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2009, 08:17
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The journalistic practice of fabricating remarks after an interview and printing them within quotation marks, as if they were the interviewees own words, has been decried as a form of unfair misrepresentation. However, peoples actual spoken remarks rarely convey their ideas as clearly as does a distillation of those ideas crafted, after an interview, by a skilled writer. Therefore, since this practice avoids the more serious misrepresentation that would occur if peoples exact words were quoted but their ideas only partially expressed, it is entirely defensible.
Which one of the following is a questionable technique used in the argument?

A. answering an exaggerated charge by undermining the personal authority of those who made that charge

B. claiming that the prestige of a profession provides ample grounds for dismissing criticisms of that profession

C. offering as an adequate defense of a practice an observation that discredits only one of several possible alternatives to that practice

OA
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C


D. concluding that a practice is right on the grounds that it is necessary

E. using the opponents admission that a practice is sometimes appropriate as conclusive proof that that practice is never inappropriate
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2008
Posts: 51
Re: journalistic practice [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2009, 15:35
c coz it answers one of possisble questions
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: done, waiting fingerss crossed!
Joined: 01 Jul 2009
Posts: 132
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy
GMAT 1: 680 Q48 V35
GPA: 3.8
WE: General Management (Retail)
Re: journalistic practice [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Aug 2009, 08:38
C is the best choice to go with!
_________________

i love kudos :moped consider giving them if you like my post!!

:arrow: CRITICAL REASONING FOR BEGINNERS: notes & links to help you learn CR better. Click Below
http://gmatclub.com/forum/critical-reasoning-for-beginners-82111.html
:arrow: QUANT NOTES FOR PS & DS: notes to help you do better in Quant. Click Below
http://gmatclub.com/forum/quant-notes-for-ps-ds-82447.html
:arrow: GMAT Timing Planner: This little tool could help you plan timing strategy. Click Below
http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-cat-timing-planner-82513.html

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 May 2009
Posts: 304
Re: journalistic practice [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Aug 2009, 18:42
Tough one bro.. I opted for E. Can someone explain their answers.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Jul 2009
Posts: 4
Re: journalistic practice [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Aug 2009, 15:49
c? ...what is "only one of several possible alternatives "

what about D?

In the conclusion. speaker says "Since~~~, it is entirely defensible"
Re: journalistic practice   [#permalink] 04 Aug 2009, 15:49
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The journalistic practice of fabricating remarks after an

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja



cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.